Mawson Resources Ltd. is a resource acquisition and development company. The Company has distinguished itself as a leading Scandinavian exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rompas gold project in Finland. The company was founded on March 10, 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Michael Hudson, CEO Mawson Resources (TSX:MAW) video interview with Proactiveinvestors at VRIC 2013
Michael Hudson, CEO Mawson Resources (TSX:MAW) tells Proactiveinvestors at VRIC 2013 that at 3% gold averaging 100gms per ton gold the company is well blessed and places Mawson uniquely as an investment prospect. The drilling of the asset at Rompas is expected to start delivering results from February this year.
Michael Robert Hudson, B.Sc. (Hons), President, CEO, Chairman and Director
Mr. Hudson has 21 years of experience in mineral exploration in Australia, Asia, South America and Europe. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with a First Class B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology. For 13 years he developed exploration to pre-feasibility project management experience in Pakistan, Australia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Sweden for major mining companies. For the past 8 years he has headed Mawson and led its development from a junior Venture Exchange listed explorer to a respected European focussed Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. He has been an integral team member for the discovery of the Portia gold deposit in the Olary district of South Australia, the Duddar Pb-Zn mine in Pakistan, the Norra Karr REE deposit in Sweden and the Rompas gold-uranium property in Finland. In 2005, Mr Hudson received the Tolhurst Noall Prize for achieving the highest mark for "Mining Investment Analysis" in the State of Victoria, Australia for the FINSIA Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment. Mr. Hudson has primary managerial responsibility for the Company's activities. Mr Hudson is a founder of and also sits on the Board of Tasman Metals Ltd (TSXv:TSM; NYSE-AMEX:TAS), Flinders Resources Ltd (TSXv:FDR) and Darwin Resource Corp (TSXv:DAR). He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Member of both the Society for Economic Geologists and Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
David Henstridge B.Sc.(Hons), Director
Mr. Henstridge is a Professional Geologist and a director of the Company. He has over 36 years of experience in mineral exploration overseas. He is currently President, CEO and a director of Tumi Resources Limited (TSXv:TM) and a director of both Tinka Resources Limited (TSXv:TK) and Tasman Metals Ltd (TSXv:TSM). He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1971 with a B.Sc. (honours) in Geology. He has over 20 years' experience in managing publicly traded companies.
Nick DeMare CA, Director
Mr. DeMare is a chartered accountant and a director of the Company. He has been a director and officer of many publicly listed companies in the resource sector since 1986 providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Mark Saxon B.Sc. (Hons), Director
Mr. Saxon has 20 years of experience in exploration and resource geology. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 with a First Class Bachelor of Science (Honours) in geology, and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prior to joining Mawson Resources, he was employed by a number of Canadian exploration companies undertaking project assessment and acquisition for gold and base metal projects. Mr Saxon has also worked for Pasminco Australia Ltd in Australia and South America. Mr Saxon has familiarity with a large number of mineralised terranes and individual mineral deposits and specialises in regional project generation for gold and base metals and exploration geochemistry. His experience ranges from first pass project generation and grassroots exploration to resource definition. Mr Saxon has considerable experience and practical knowledge of the geology, prospectivity and operating environments of Australia, Northern Europe and South America. Mr Saxon is the President & CEO of Tasman Metals Ltd (TSXv:TSM; NYSE-AMEX:TAS) and is a founder of and also sits on the Board of Mawson Resources Ltd (TSX:MAW), Flinders Resources Ltd (TSXv:FDR) and Darwin Resource Corp (TSXv:DAR).
Gil Leathley, Director
Gil Leathley brings over 50 years of senior experience encompassing all aspects of international mining operations. Between the periods of 1975 to 2000, Mr. Leathley was the driving force in overseeing the development of six major operating mines on behalf of Noranda Mining, Corona Resources and Homestake Mining. Strategic development included the Golden Giant, Jolu, Eskay Creek, Santa Fe, Ruby Hill and Nickel Plate mines. During his tenure, he held various senior management and operating positions, ranging from Mine Superintendent and General Manager to Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities included overseeing mine development and operations with work forces of up to 2,500 employees. As a noted specialist in operational economics and company finances, he also played a key leadership role in the evaluation of acquisitions and the integration of acquisitions with the various parent companies.
Mr. Colin Maclean B.A. , Director
Mr. Colin Maclean B.A (First Class Honours Geology). Mr Maclean is Deputy Chairman and a founding partner of The Sentient Group's Resources Funds ("Sentient"). For the past 9 years he has stewarded Sentient's investments as a director of the investee companies under his direct responsibility. Prior to joining Sentient, he spent 14 years in funds management at the Private Capital division of the AMP Society, then Australia's foremost investing institution. Prior to AMP, he spent 15 years as an exploration geologist, mainly with the Exxon Minerals group, exploring for uranium and other ore deposit types in Australia, South Africa, the USA and Europe. His most senior role was Exploration Manager for Exxon Minerals Germany, where his team was successful in delineating a uranium deposit.
Dr. Nick Cook, Vice President Exploration
Dr. Nick Cook obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honours (Geology) from the University of Otago in 1985, then a PhD (Geology) from the University of New England in 1994. He has over 18 years of global experience in exploration and exploration-focused research geology. For the last two years he has been an exploration consultant to a variety of companies, while previously he concentrated on project generation and exploration of gold and base metal properties.
Erkki Vanhanen , Exploration Manager – Scandinavia
Dr Erkki Vanhanen, who came to Mawson via Areva NC in 2010, is the Exploration Manager Scandinavia for Mawson. Dr Vanhanen graduated from a Master of Science in Geology and Mineralogy in 1981 and completed his PhD in Geology and Mineralogy in 2001. Both degrees were completed at the University of Oulu. Dr Vanhanen's professional experience has primarily been in gold and uranium exploration for 25 years including 15 years generating, implementing and managing exploration projects in the field. He spent 3 years with Areva Resources Finland OY as Technical Director and 23 years with the Geological Survey as Finland, with a final role as Division Manager, Bedrock and Raw Materials.
Mariana Bermudez , Corporate Secretary
Ms. Bermudez has 14 years of experience in publicly traded companies. She is also the corporate secretary for Tumi Resources Limited and Tinka Resources Limited, both listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Folke Söderström , Managing Director, Mawson Sweden AB
Mr. Söderström is the Managing Director of Mawson's 100% owned Swedish subsidiary, Mawson Sweden AB. An accountant by training, Mr Söderström brings significant managerial experience with various legal and accounting firms throughout Northern Sweden. Mr Söderström also has developed a strong network in Mawson's exploration areas acquired from many years working in the forestry industry.